Tennis Podcast: Does Your Player Tank With Unfair Competitors?

Playing Difficult Tennis Opponents


In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers:

A question from a tennis parent whose player has difficulty playing against serious or “unfair” competitors.

Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to improve confidence in tennis.

Listen to this month’s tennis psychology podcast to learn how to improve your performance in tennis and other mental game barriers that limit your performance.

COHN: “Do you have a young tennis player that can’t deal with opponents that appear to be very serious or unfair on the other side of the court? I answer a question from Dan, who has a young tennis player who plays with great confidence but only when the opponent appears to be nice and fair.”

COHN: “I do think this is an issue for young female players who tend to be people-pleasers, they tend to want their opponents to like them, or they maybe have some type of fear of embarrassment issues. Which basically means that your daughter might be too tuned in to the other girl’s feelings and maybe takes it personally when her opponent is being really competitive or focused out there. She would probably interpret that as the girl is being really serious or mean with her.”

Listen to the audio below to hear how Dr. Cohn would address this issue:

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